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Sperm bank responds to allegation it misled about donor

Kate Brumback
Associated Press

Atlanta — A Georgia-based sperm bank says a lawsuit accusing it of misrepresenting a sperm donor is baseless.

Xytex Corp. responded Wednesday to the lawsuit filed last month in Fulton County Superior Court by Angela Collins and Margaret Elizabeth Hanson, who live in Canada.

Collins and Hanson alleged that sperm bank employees talked up the donor, saying he was smart, healthy and mature. They say in the lawsuit they later found out the donor is schizophrenic, dropped out of college and had been arrested for burglary.

Xytex says in its court filing that it followed industry standards, including interviewing the donor about his health and doing a medical exam. The response also says the company told the couple the medical and social history was provided by the donor and couldn’t be verified.